Half Crown

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Half Crown

A former coin in the United Kingdom equal in value to 1/8 of one British pound. Half crowns were demonetized in 1970, the year before the pound was decimalized.
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the and me in of I miss half crowns and remain equally baffled by metric measurements
On the day, before the coaches arrived, the club committeemen would hand out a shiny half crown (13p) to each of the children.
Befittingly for their smallness farthings sported a wren; ha'pennies crossed the ocean waves with the Golden Hind; pennies were patriotic with the figure of Britannia; thrupenny bits were castlelike '' in pocket is rich with a crowned and chained portcullis as well as a 12-sided design; sixpences were garlanded with a rose, thistle, shamrock and leek; English shillings featured three lions; florins flaunted a Tudor rose surrounded by thistles, shamrocks, and leeks; and half crowns were regal with a crowned shield.
Half crowns (two shillings and six pence) were known as "half a dollar".
Thirty-five years ago I was quite content to have tanners, florins and half crowns in my pocket.
Ration books and the 11plus, Bile Beans and half crowns, old adverts like Which Twin has the Toni?